Highlights
  • Reykjavik’s vibrant art & music scene
  • The relaxing, rejuvenating Blue Lagoon
  • Great Geysir—namesake of all other geysers
  • Golden Waterfall—the most powerful in Europe
  • South Iceland’s stunning glaciers
  • Black sand beaches & towering bird cliffs

Inhale fresh Icelandic air; discover geysers and waterfalls; tap into the restorative powers of the northern isle. Your home base is Reykjavik, famed for progressive thinking and high standards of living. From here, you can see the best of Iceland, including the enticing Blue Lagoon, the inspiring Golden Circle and the otherworldly beauty of South Iceland.

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Iceland: Reykjavik & the Golden Circle

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Thank you, Go Ahead Tours, for the trip of a lifetime. January 2017

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  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
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  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I was blessed to experience Grand Tour of Italy just a few weeks ago. It was the most amazing time of my life. I am already planning my next trip. The tour guide, the bus driver, the group, the hotels, the tours, the provided meals, the total experience was better than I could ever have expected. I never felt unsafe in my travels. I would recommend Go Ahead to anyone. Thank you, again!
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A trip of a lifetime! January 2017

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  • Activities 5.0
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Went on the America the Beautiful tour in September which started and ended in Denver. It was such an amazing trip in terms of sights and people. We went to national parks such as Yellowstone where saw bison and elk, Arches with beautiful rock formations, and Mount Rushmore. We travel 6 states and over 2600 miles in 12 days. Our tour director, Stevyn Polk, was so informative ,knowledgeable and with a good sense of humor that I and my fellow travelers all are hoping to travel with him again. My fellow travelers bonded during our experience and when I left, felt that I left family. All of which I would love to see and share experiences with again.
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Had a fabulous trip thru Italy in October. January 2017

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The Go Ahead team took such good care of us throughout the trip. Always on time, total comfortable, great recommendations on our free days. The included and optional side excursions they planned were fabulous. It was a true vacation to be able to sit back and just enjoy. Food and wine - excellent. Can't wait for my upcoming trip to experience Ireland with them.
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I was at ease. January 2017

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My first tour alone to Europe. I had many apprehensions as a solo traveler. Once I arrived in Barcelona my tour guide was waiting. It was a piece of cake from there. Gracia Gonzalez de Rio made the tour a most memorable experience. A Food and Wine: A Taste of Spain, is a must for wine spectators. Art, culture, history, food and wine...what a delightful and educational experience. I cannot wait to plan my next tour! Thank you GoAhead Tours and Senora Gracia Gonzalez de Rio.
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I would recommend Go Ahead Tours to anyone looking for a good tour company. October 2015

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  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My tour with Go Ahead Tours to London & Paris was incredible. I learned NOT to believe what I read on the internet. The two hotels were very good, 4 Star hotels. People complained about the hole-in-the-wall hotels, where they could not even turn around, without hitting something, was absolutely NOT TRUE! I believe Go Ahead may have heeded the complaints and upgraded their hotels. I stayed at a Marriott, in London and a Mercure Hotel, in Paris. Both were very good chain hotels, with clean, spacious rooms, located near a metro or subway stop. Service was excellent and the free breakfast was very good. The neighborhoods were safe and near restaurants.
Our Tour Director, Alfredo, was excellent. The bus was spacious, comfortable and fairly
new. The AC worked fine. Our city tour guides were excellent, witty & knowledgeable. Our tour director took us on special walking tours, on his own time and it saved us the problem of seeing some attractions, on our own. He showed us how to use the Metro or subways, during this side tour.
The included city tours were excellent. We left at 9:00 and they showed us all the important sights in the city. The tour ended around noon and we were given the choice of staying , near the places of interest or going back to the hotel.The optional excursions were excellent and the tour guides were very knowledgeable. They were friendly, kind and willing to make the tour enjoyable. Our Optional tour to Stonehenge was too short. The tour to Versailles was very nice and our tour guide Terri was excellent.
I tipped the guides according to how wonderful they did their jobs..
I was nervous about the trip and it turned out to be a wonderful vacation. Anne M. was my contact at Go Ahead and she was a tremendous help to me & my family. She would always return my calls or emails.
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Itinerary

Day 1: Travel day

Board an overnight flight to Reykjavik.

Reykjavik 4 nights Hotel info

Day 2: Arrival in Reykjavik

Meals: Dinner

Welcome to Iceland! Get a feel for Reykjavik, often called the greenest city on Earth, with your Tour Director leading the way.

  • See the Höfôi House, Perlan Restaurant and the presidential residence at Bessastadir
  • Visit Hallgrim’s Church and the University District
  • Pass the Old Town Center, Parliament House and modern City Hall
  • Glimpse the artwork of Ásmundur Sveinsson and Einar Jónsson, both famous Icelandic artists

Join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner this evening.

Day 3: The Golden Circle

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Leave the bustle of Reykjavik behind as you travel the Golden Circle, a ring of some of Iceland’s most magnificent natural wonders.
  • Stop at Thingvellir National Park to see the Althing, an open-air governmental assembly that was established in 930 and continued to meet until 1798
  • Explore the Great Geysir Geothermal Area, located in the Haukadalur Valley
  • Discover Gullfoss, or the Golden Waterfall, a natural wonder and the most powerful waterfall in Europe

Day 4: The South Coast

Meals: Breakfast

Embark on an excursion to the South Coast, a lowland region of lush farmland, striking waterfalls, beaches, glaciers and picturesque villages.

  • Stand behind the impressive Seljalandsfoss waterfall
  • View the Eyjafjallajökull volcano
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Sólheimajökull glacier (weather permitting)
  • Walk on the South Coast’s black sands

Day 5: The Blue Lagoon

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Spend the morning exploring on your own or add an excursion.

This afternoon, travel to the Blue Lagoon, a famed geothermal spa known for its restorative properties.

  • Float weightlessly in the ethereal  light-blue waters
  • Choose to purchase therapeutic spa treatments and massages
  • Say goodbye to your group at a farewell dinner this evening.

Optional Excursion - Whale Watching Cruise $85pp* Details

Day 6: Departure

Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Dates & Pricing

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  • Deposit Price: $ 300
Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.
Details
Trip Includes
  • 4 nights in handpicked hotels
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 three-course dinners with beer or wine
  • Multilingual Tour Director
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • Guided sightseeing and select entrance fees
Trip Excludes
  • Internal transportation
  • Passport and visa charges
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Personal expenses
Meals Included:

4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches and 2 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Standard Group
Maximum Number of People in Group: 35
Maximum tour group size: 35 travelers
Accomodations

Hotel Centrum

 Hotel Reykjavik Centrum is located on one of Reykjavik’s oldest streets, Adalstraeti, in a newly renovated building, the oldest part of which was built in 1764. The hotel has 89 rooms, each fitted with modern amenities, such as satellite TV, telephone, Internet access, mini-bar, radio, iron and board, hair dryer, safe and tea & coffee set. All rooms have en-suite bathroom with either a shower or a bath.

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

 The hotel is conveniently located in the city centre of the Icelandic capital and offers a great base to conduct business or explore the capital city by foot or bus. The bus stop is directly outside the hotel and all guests get free bus cards to travel around. This Reykjavik hotel is only about five minutes from Laugardalur - the largest recreational, fitness and green area in Reykjavik.

Start City
Reykjavik
End City
Reykjavik
Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel your reservation, the cancellation fee schedule below will apply. If you are booked in a double/twin room and your roommate cancels his or her tour more than 45 days prior to departure, you will be responsible for paying the single supplement fee. Upon notifying GAT of your cancellation, you will be given a confirmation number that verifies your cancellation. If you purchased travel protection and are cancelling for a reason covered under the policy guidelines, cancellation fees will be reimbursed to you directly from the insurance company. In the event that you have to cancel your tour on the day of departure, you must notify GAT prior to the departure of your first flight. Any penalties for supplemental services/guarantees (including, but not limited to, flights, hotels or late additions) resulting from cancellations made at your request will be your responsibility, and all service fees are non-refundable. Substitution of travelers is not permitted. If you choose not to travel, but fail to cancel your tour prior to the departure date or if you return home before the scheduled completion of your tour, you will not be eligible for any refund or reimbursement from GAT for any unused portion of your trip or costs incurred by leaving your trip early.

For travelers with the travel protection policy (goaheadtours.com/travelprotection), Go Ahead Tours will reimburse the participant in the form of a credit voucher in the event the participant wants to interrupt their tour due to reasons not covered by their travel protection policy. The voucher is valid for one year from the day of the interruption of the tour and represents the value of the missed time on tour including any unused air, land or sea arrangements already paid for by the participant up to a maximum of $1,000 as determined by Go Ahead Tours. The voucher is personal and non-transferable and may be applied towards a future Go Ahead tour and is not exchangeable for cash. The participant is responsible for any additional costs incurred by interrupting the tour including but not limited to the return flight and other transportation costs due to the interruption. Reservation fees, rebooking fees, change fees, late and returned check fees, revision fees, supplemental fees for international deliveries and special arrangement fees are considered Used Fees once incurred and will not be refundable.

Cancellation of European land tours

Days Prior to Departure    Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee)

If Days Prior to Departure is 71 days or more, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is $300

If Days Prior to Departure is 70–46 days, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is $450

If Days Prior to Departure is 45–8 days, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is $1,000 or 100%

If Days Prior to Departure is 7–0 days, then Cancellation Fee  (Includes reservation fee) is 100%*

*Percentages listed above are of the total tour cost, including reservation fee. Listed cancellation fee is applicable per traveler.

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